Sample and sip the flavors of Spain's Basque region at the third annual Txikifest, an outdoor festival celebrating Spain's Txakoli wine. For the uninitiated, Txakoli—pronounced cha-co-li—are predominantly white wines made from hondarrabi zuri grapes, a variety common to the Basque Country. The resulting wines are fresh, acidic and low in alcohol, ideal for a long day of al fresco imbibing. Serious Eats has a helpful primer that explains the wine's flavor profiles and breaks down the different Txakoli-producing regions.
Over a dozen vineyards are bringing product to sample, so you'll get the full picture of the varying flavors of the wine. The event is hosted by restaurants Txikito, El Quinto Pino and La Vara, all of whom are helping supply plenty of nibbles to soak up all the vino. La Palapa, Hurricane Club, Umi Nom, La Newyorkina and other local eateries will also be on hand.
Txikifest sets up in the back alley of Txikito on Sunday, June 2nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the winetacular event go for $50, which includes plenty of free-flowing wine and bites of Spanish-inspired dishes from around the city. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Sanctuary for Families, an organization that provides help for domestic violence and sex trafficking victims and their families.